Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins

I say this every year but the summer absolutely flew by and now it is time to start counting the days until school starts.  The beginning of a new school year always means early alarm clocks and general pretty hectic mornings. Usually I love a hot bowl of oatmeal for breakfast when time permits but I’m generally not a morning person. I would love to love the mornings but until that happens I’m just going to keep hitting the snooze button. So in preparation for the new semester I have been compiling time saving recipes that allow me to prep my breakfasts the night or weekend before. These Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins are among my favorites! They take the place of a traditional bowl of oatmeal and the best part is that I can grab them and go. Sweet, delicious, and easy.

Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins
Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins

And although I mostly eat these for breakfast they also make for a great snack or a healthy dessert. The raisins give the muffins extra sweetness which allows us to cut back on the added sugar. Notice how I only use ½ a cup of honey for a whole batch of muffins. Healthy but still sweet!

Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 muffins

1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¾ cup raisins
1 cup pureed sweet potato
½ cup honey
1/3 cup canola, vegetable, or sunflower oil
¼ cup almond or skim milk
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1) Preheat oven to 400°.
2) In a medium bowl, mix the oatmeal, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins.
3) In another small bowl, combine sweet potato, honey, oil, egg, milk, and vanilla, whisking to blend well. Pour over dry ingredients and stir to combine. Mix until just moistened.
4) Scoop mixture into muffin tins and back for 15-20 minutes.
Notes: When using types of flour other than whole wheat you can cut the amount of milk to around half. This is because whole wheat flour absorbs more liquid than other kinds.

Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins
Oatmeal Sweet Potato Muffins

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